Elephant in the Bedroom

Series 1 - Episode 1 Elephant in the Bedroom



Saba Douglas-Hamilton and her husband Frank are in business. While Frank works to protect elephants from poachers in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve, Saba is setting up a “safari camp” for adventurous tourists who want the sort of high-end glamping holiday where crocodiles and elephants stroll past your tent flap.

The first episode of the series is pretty sedate, with problems including an errant catering delivery and monkeys stealing the guests' complimentary biscuits – until Frank and a team of vets head out into the wilderness to attach a tracking device to an elephant. Saba has the job of parking a jeep between the patient and the rest of the herd, and hoping the animals don't get spooked.


Wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton, her husband Frank Pope and their three young children move to the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya, where she is taking over the running of a safari camp. Things get off to a rocky start when guests arrive earlier than expected and an elephant emergency pushes everyone to their limits. Has the family got what it takes to survive their new life? Julian Rhind-Tutt narrates.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt
Contributor Saba Douglas-Hamilton
Contributor Frank Pope
Executive Producer Ted Oakes
Series Producer Susanna Handslip